Babcock calls Drake curse 'craziest thing I've ever heard'
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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock doesn't believe Drake's presence at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night had anything to do with his team's loss.

"That's probably the craziest thing I've ever heard," Babcock said Thursday, according to David Alter of the Boston Globe. "The game is played on the ice by us. There's no curse whatsoever."

Drake was in attendance and wore a Maple Leafs jersey for Toronto's 6-4 loss to the Boston Bruins, which Babcock has no issue with.

"Anytime anybody wants to come and support us, we're all in," he added.

The Grammy Award-winning artist has a history of "cursing" teams by showing support prior to an event. Alabama's 2019 football team was the latest victim of the perceived curse, with Serena Williams, Conor McGregor, and the Toronto Raptors among the other victims over the years.

During the 2019 NFL playoffs, Drake wore a sweatshirt with the logos of the four remaining teams to avoid hexing one specific franchise.

AS Roma of Italy's Serie A soccer league recently banned their players from appearing in pictures with Drake to avoid the curse.

With the series between Toronto and Boston heading back to TD Garden tied at two games apiece, Maple Leafs fans are likely hoping Drake travels to Massachusetts in the Bruins' colors for Friday's contest.

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